The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM)* is pleased to announce and welcome Michael Pritchett, AIA, NCARB and Ross Spiegel, FAIA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP to its Glastonbury Office.
Michael Pritchett brings more than 28 years’ experience in all aspects of project and program management, including design/build, capital planning, space planning, facilities & property management, business development, operations and administration to SLAM’s Healthcare Studio. He brings a unique perspective having worked with architectural firms in the Northeast, as well as working on the owners’ side for several noteworthy healthcare systems. He joins SLAM from Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where he served as Senior Design Manager responsible for managing design standards, construction projects, and the re-branding of the entire health system. Prior to this role, he served as Director of the Healthcare Studio at WBRC Architects Engineers Inc. in Portland, Maine.
Pritchett has led design projects for notable clients such as Children’s Health System of Texas, Hallmark Health System, Concord Hospital, Exeter Health Resources, Maine Medical Center, Portland Community Health Center, Southern New Hampshire Health System, the State of Florida, and Florida State University. Pritchett holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Auburn University, and is a Registered Architect in Massachusetts, Florida and Maine. He holds memberships in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
“We are thrilled to have Michael join our healthcare studio,” says Daniel J. Fenyn, AIA, SLAM Healthcare Market Leader. “His experience with healthcare design, both from the client and consultant perspectives, is a huge asset to SLAM. We look forward to working with and learning from Michael over the years ahead.”
Ross Spiegel brings more than 40 years’ experience to SLAM as a specifications coordinator with the primary objective of enhancing the firm’s specification procedures. He will serve as a technical resource to the firm and to project teams, researching products and reinforcing best practices, standards and technologies. Spiegel will also be developing and updating the firm’s library of template specifications; coordinating schedules and budgets with studio leaders and project managers; and sharing his knowledge of products and sustainable materials while collaborating regularly with the technical leadership forum. He joins SLAM from Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. where he served as an associate, senior specification writer and a green team leader.
Spiegel holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science degree from City College of New York. He holds memberships in the American Institute of Architects (AIA), ASTM International Inc., Connecticut Green Building Council, The Construction Specifications Institute where he served as former president, Construction Specifications Canada, and the International Living Future Institute. He is a dual fellow in the American Institute of Architects and The Construction Specifications Institute, a Certified Construction Specifier, Certified Construction Contract Administrator and LEED Accredited Professional BD+C. In addition, Spiegel is co-author of “Green Building Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification.”